Find out more about Wild Raspberries, a limited edition "cookbook" created by Andy Warhol and close friend Suzie Frankfurt in 1959 and included in the Other Voices, Other Rooms exhibition.
The 25 recipes Warhol and Frankfurt combined their talents to create are parodies of dishes that cover every course of a meal. Frankfurt's vibrant text adds a voice to Warhol's humorous illustrations, as the two artfully comment on American middle- and upper-class obsessions with elaborate French food and elegant dinner tables.
In her talk, Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox—the guest curator of Recette Satire: Andy Warhol's & Suzie Frankfurt's Wild Raspberries, a 2008 exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh—discusses the making of this intriguing cookbook. She'll offer insights about the food of the 1950s, the French chefs the book spoofs, the celebrities honored in its recipe titles. Rossi-Wilcox is also the author of Dinner For Dickens: The Culinary History of Mrs. Charles Dickens's Menu Books (2005).
Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox was the curatorial associate at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University and the administrator for the famed "Glass Flowers" collection before she retired in 2007. She is currently a recipient of the Rakow Research Fellowship from the Corning Museum of Glass. She has curated several exhibitions on glass, lectured extensively, and published two books and articles on a variety of topics in the history of science and food. She reviews books for the Journal of Popular Culture.
Rossi-Wilcox holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master's in the history of science from Harvard University Extension School, and a chef's diploma from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (Massachusetts). She has served on the board of overseers for the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston and on the board of directors for both the Glass Art Society and the Culinary Historians of Boston.
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Added by Wexner Center on December 5, 2008